Birthdays can be celebrated in so many ways. Some love the grand celebrations, inviting everyone they know to spend it with them. Others prefer a quiet affair, wanting just their family or close friends at a simple meal or gathering.
And then there’s those of us who absolutely dread birthdays, get embarrassed over loud birthday songs, or simply resent the fact that we’re getting older.
Whichever category you fall under, I hope my humble guide of 10 best spots with awesome birthday perks to celebrate your special day gives you ideas on where to bring your loved ones on their birthday. You may even get inspiration to embarrass them, all in good spirit!
Sliderhouz is a small cosy diner that soft-launched on 8 July 2022 and is located within Peace Centre. What’s special about this place is that they offer over 14 varieties of sliders which range from Crispy Belly, Mala Octopus, and Tandooooriieee (featuring a 12-hour marinated tandoori chicken thigh, fresh onion rings, roasted cherry tomatoes, home-made mint yoghurt, sandwiched between a toasted charcoal bun).
The idea over here is to savour at least two or three different sliders as opposed to just settling for one single burger. They also have mouth-watering sides like Mac ‘N’ Cheese (S$4), Peri Peri Chicken (S$4) and 3 Pcs Beef Marrow (S$10).
Good news for folks celebrating their birthday— all you have to do is present your ID to Sliderhouz. With any meal purchase, you’ll be able to get a free Battered Red Snapper (worth S$12), which comes with fries and tartar sauce, as well as 2 Sliders (worth S$10) of your choice. That’s a really good deal!
2. Tanuki Raw @ Jewel Changi
Known to be a restaurant/bar serving a fusion of Japanese and modern American street food, and cocktails, Tanuki Raw has four locations around Singapore— Funan, National Design Centre, Orchard Central, and Jewel.
If it’s your birthday month and you’re a salmon sashimi fanatic, head down to their Jewel Changi outlet.
Available only from Mondays to Thursdays, Tanuki Raw @ Jewel Changi allows you to have a complimentary slice of salmon sashimi for every year of your age in their special birthday salmon promotion— it’s limited to 40 slices while stocks last. Being older is better here!
To be eligible for this special deal, patrons need to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance, enter “BIRTHDAY SASHIMI PROMO” and your age in the reservation notes. This is to allow them to prepare prior to your arrival. You will also need to purchase a bottle of wine to be entitled for this promo.
Do note that this promotion is available only once per birthday month.
3. Hai Di Lao
Hai Di Lao is a chain of hotpot restaurants that originated in Sichuan, China. Since 2012, they have gradually expanded to a total of 18 outlets all over Singapore. They’re known for their top-notch service, quality ingredients, and the option to choose up to four soup bases at one time.
If you’re a member of Hai Di Lao, you’ll receive a birthday coupon on the first day of your birthday month. This coupon allows you to get S$20 off if your overall bill exceeds S$100. You can receive up to three vouchers depending on your membership status.
If the Hai Di Lao service staff are notified about your birthday, they’ll gather to (loudly) sing a birthday song for you, together with an LED light board displaying birthday wishes— believe me, the whole restaurant will know it’s your birthday.
You’ll also have a few choices of freebies which are subject to availability at different Hai Di Lao outlets. They include a complimentary fruit platter with a candle, a slice of cake, a plate of longevity noodles and even longevity buns (exclusively for seniors).
4. The Ranch
Located not far from Aljunied MRT Station lies The Ranch, a western food and wine bar establishment serving good food at wallet-friendly prices without any GST surcharge.
Some of the must-have dishes include Pork Chop Spaghetti (S$15), Seafood Pizza (S$22), Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (S$15) and White Wine Lala (S$10). Thinking of celebrating a birthday here? You’ll be spoilt for choice at what The Ranch offers over here as birthday perks.
There are a total of 3 birthday perks for you to choose from. Simply present your ID on your actual birthday to claim it. If you’re a beer lover, you may opt for a jug of beer on the house. Dessert lovers can get a free brownie with ice cream.
The last option will be to get The Ranch Snack Platter— perfect for those who are lovers of fried snacks. It consists of chicken skewers, prawn paste chicken wings, fried prawns, sotong balls and onion rings— you can share this delightful platter with your family and friends too!
5. Shin Minori
Shin Minori is a Japanese restaurant offering quality Japanese fare at wallet-friendly prices. It has two locations in Singapore, which are UE Square and Katong Square. Japanese food fans often flock here for their well-known à la carte buffet.
The buffet menu comprises of more than 220 dishes, like fresh sashimi, various sushi (like aburi and inari), appetisers, Mushimono (steamed dishes), teppanyaki, Agemono (deep-fried dishes), Yakimono (grilled dishes), Gohan & Men (rice & noodles dishes), Nabemono (mini hotpot), and much more!
For those who love Japanese food and beer, this is the place for you. For your special month, there are two choices of birthday perks available here.
There’s a free lunch buffet (worth S$60.99++) redemption specially for you with a minimum of one paying adult for their Omizu Buffet, valid from Mondays to Fridays.
Besides that, you may also opt for their complimentary pint of Asahi super dry beer and a special sushi cake (worth S$58) with a minimum of two paying adults for their Omizu Dinner Buffet, which is only redeemable at their Katong Square outlet from Mondays to Thursdays.
Make a reservation at Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant outlets: Katong Square | UE Square
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Shin Minori (UE Square)
81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square, #03-15/16, Singapore 239917
+65 6733 2272
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.15pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12.15pm to 2.45pm & 6.15pm – 10.30pm
Shin Minori (Katong Square)
88 East Coast Road, Katong Square, #02-08, Singapore 423371
+65 6386 7337
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.15pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12.15pm to 2.45pm & 6.15pm – 10.30pm
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Fancy celebrating your birthday indulging in German food and booze? Brotzeit is a chain of restaurants that specialises in Bavarian Cuisine and German beer. Some of their menu items include Signature Pork Knuckle (S$42), Smoked Chicken-Cheese Sausages (S$22), and Giant Breaded Pork Schnitzel 300g (S$32).
If you’re dining in a group, give their Signature Platter For 4-6 Persons (S$138) a go. It consists of pork knuckles, honey-glazed pork ribs, pork schnitzels, a selection of premium sausages, potato salad, and sauerkraut.
If you’ve signed up for a free Brotzeit membership, coming here during your birthday month entitles you to have an endless supply of beers all night. This is great for those who have a high tolerance for alcohol (a pity I’m not one of them). Besides that, you’ll also receive a gift voucher for a free birthday dessert valid during your birthday month.
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7. Hoshino Coffee
Hoshino Coffee, originating from Japan, is known for its fragrant hand drip coffee and souffle pancakes. It has slowly expanded to 11 outlets all over Singapore offering a wide range of choices in its menu.
Dig into their interesting dishes like Tomato Cream Omu Rice With Shrimp & Mozzarella (S$14.50), Pork Tonkatsu Curry (S$17.80), Salmon With Wasabi Cream Sauce (S$16) and Hokkaido Seafood Aglio Olio (S$18).
Also, what’s a visit to Hoshino Coffee without trying their decadent desserts? Give their Strawberry French Toast (S$12.80) and Millie Crepes (S$7.20) a go, or order their signature souffles like Vanilla Souffle (S$10.80) and Matcha Souffle (S$10.80), which are baked fresh on demand and need a 20-minute waiting time— good things are worth waiting for!
Celebrate your birthday at any of the Hoshino Coffee’s outlets, and you’ll get a free slice of cake on your birthday month. That’s not all— a 15% discount will also be given on your total bill— sounds sweet to me. To be eligible, you’ll have to sign up for their free Hoshino membership to enjoy these perks.
8. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
Located at the Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road, Lawry’s The Prime Rib is an American fine dining restaurant that specialises in their Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib Of Beef that comes in a few kinds of cuts. It’s served in their iconic silver carts, and the chefs carve the beef tableside right in front of you.
Their famous original spinning bowl salad is also a spectacle to watch, as the service crew spins a salad bowl on a bed of ice. It contains a blend of crisp Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, shredded beets, chopped eggs and croutons, tossed with their exclusive vintage dressing.
If you love delicious beef prime ribs, you’ll be delighted to know they offer exciting birthday perks if you’re dining in a group of two or more during your birthday month.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore is offering 50% off your second main course if you order one main course for a group of two. For a group of three or more, there will be a free main course for every two main courses ordered. A list of terms and conditions can be found here.
There will also be a complimentary birthday dessert and an instant photo print as a memento on your special day. You’ll also get to enjoy the Chandon Brut or Sparkling Rose at just S$79 on your birthday month and even get to take home a pair of Chandon acrylic champagne flutes. How exquisite!
Since 1979, Swensen’s has made its mark in Singapore with their trademark ice cream sundaes. Featuring a casual and warm ambience with its iconic red booth seats and Tiffany lamps, they have evolved into offering a wide selection of hearty food, desserts, beverages, ice cream cakes and takeaway novelties.
Swensen’s has a total of 25 outlets all over Singapore which includes two Earle Swensen’s that are Halal-Certified.
If you’re celebrating your birthday on the actual day, they’ll offer you a complimentary Firehouse Happy Birthday Sundae. It’s a birthday treat with Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry ice cream, topped with strawberry, pineapple and chocolate fudge toppings— all you have to do is to present your ID.
In addition, by being a member of Swensen’s free Cool Rewards Membership, you’ll also be eligible to get 20% off birthday cakes, double rebates and complimentary daily sundae e-vouchers during your birthday month..
10. Hakata Ikkousha Ramen @ Chijmes
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen hails from Hakata, Fukuoka in Japan, and delivers authentic tonkotsu ramen. They have two outlets in Singapore located at Tanjong Pagar Plaza and CHIJMES.
Besides ramen, they also specialise in their Hakata Specialty Hitokuchi Gyoza (S$5.80 for five pieces). What if I told you that you could get free gyoza that’s equivalent to your age? So if you’re celebrating your 40th birthday, you get 40 pieces of gyoza on the house— what a steal!
This promotion is available for dine in, self-collection and delivery order. To be eligible for this amazing birthday deal, you’ll need to sign up for their free JPassport membership.
There are a few terms & conditions to take note of. Firstly, you’ll need to dine either one day before or after your birthday. Then, you’ll need to show the birthday email as well as your ID to the staff upon your order. Lastly, you’ll need to gather three friends or more and order a bowl of ramen each (minimum order of four bowls of ramen). For more details on this promotion, click here.
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